Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Orphan

The married couple, John and Kate, decide to adopt a child after a marriage crisis. At the orphanage, the couple falls in love with a lovely Estonian girl called Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) and decide to take her home. Daniel, the older child, is hostile towards his new sister causing some family issues, while Max likes her. At first, Esther seems to be a normal, educated, talented and bright girl until weird happenings take place in the house and little Esther becomes something no one expected. While Kate tries to deal with problems that spook her for years, she also has to deal with a "new" and mysterious Esther that is about to change everyone's life.

Director: Jaume Collet- Serra
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Orphan is a very good movie. I have to admit that the plot did surprise me in the end and surpassed my expectations. I was frustrated with how naive John would be throughout the film which made me some how mad at his character. I have to admit that Isabelle Fuhrman played her character really well and has impressive acting skills and I look forward in seeing her in other movies. Overall, I liked the film because of its plot and for being a horror movie. I recommend it to people who enjoy this type of movie, adults and teenagers mainly. The film has some inappropriate content and frightening scenes.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Favorite Post (Entertainment): The Proposal

Renowned editor in chief, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), is about to be deported back to Canada due to her Visa expire. In order to continue her life in America, she forces her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her under the condition to promote him to editor. To prove the immigration officer the marriage is "true", Margaret and Andrew head to Alaska to meet his family and spend a weekend. During the days spent there, Margaret remembers what is like to have a loving and caring family since her parents died when she was only 16. She realizes this and faces her fears before she hurts such a good family more than she already did. Nomiated for the Golden Globe, 2 other wins and 7 nominations. Watch trailer here.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Although being released in 2009, after watching this film I realized why it was nominated so many times. It is the perfect combination of comedy and romance that engages the viewer completely. The plot is incredibly well made and the movie was above my expectations. Sandra Bullock is a awesome actress that contributed to the movie's success. In my opinion, my favorite character would be Andrew. Although never seeing Ryan Reynolds in many movies, he is an amazing actor that fits perfectly with his role. I loved the film and recommend it to all individuals who like a good comedy.